WHO IS THE EIF?
The EIF helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized companies grow and prosper in Europe, promoting innovation, environmental sustainability, supporting employment and improving the economy. As part of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, we design and deploy financial instruments, which enable banks and funds to better serve small businesses and infrastructure projects. Our risk sharing solutions attract private capital to support SMEs, help kick-start new financing markets and ecosystems, and ultimately make more financing available to smaller businesses and infrastructure projects across the EU and associated countries. The EIF manages resources on behalf of the EIB, the European Commission (EC), national and regional authorities and other third parties. The EIF is an EU body and international financial institution with the status of a multilateral development bank (MDB) whose tripartite shareholding structure includes the EIB, the EU, represented by the European Commission, and various public and private financial institutions.
12.9 BILLION €
of transactions signed across the EU and associated countries in 2020.